May 13th 2013, marks the
beginning of Traveller Pride Week.
To mark this important week 92.5
Phoenix FM has recorded a series of radio shows with local travellers
and representatives from the Blanchardstown Traveller Development
Group. These shows will be broadcast from 11am to 11.30am every day
this week from May 13th to 17th.
Tuesday - Freda Hughes talks to
Anne-Marie McDonnell and John Davis about the work of BTDG and the
training initiatives available for travellers in the area.
Wednesday - Freda Hughes talks
to Community Development Worker, Adelita Monteiro about issues around
accommodation and health for travellers in Dublin 15. This show also
features interviews with Mary Joyce and her family from their home in
St. Brigid's Close halting site on Porterstown Road.
Thursday - Freda Hughes talks to
Anne-Marie McDonagh and Adelita Monteiro about travellers experiences
Friday - This show will feature
live studio interviews with travellers from Dublin 15 about Traveller
These shows were produced by Freda
Hughes and Catherine Joyce with sound and editing by Alan Maxwell and
You can tune in and listen live here
Or access the shows on podcast here
We salute the 40,000 Travellers living in Ireland and wish them the
very best for Traveller Pride Week!